Mackin eBooks The Mira Costa Library has just added 26 new ebooks to our collection from MackinVIA, a platform that allows you to read them on a PC, Mac, iPad, Android tablet, or Kindle, and to do so either online or by downloading them. The ebooks are also all licensed for an unlimited number of users, so any number of students can borrow and read a title simultaneously. Sixteen of the new ebooks are on non-fiction titles, including seven volumes from the Decades in American History series, that I selected for our library. Ten are fiction classics, provided to us free of charge as part of our introduction to MackinVIA.
All of these books are listed in our library catalog with an EBOOK prefix and a link to the ebook on MackinVIA. You can also view all of the books through this direct link. Once you click the link, you will be asked to enter your school (which will pop in once you start typing Mira Costa) and a username and password. Check at the library or email me to get the username and password. If you email me, be sure to include your full name and grade so I can confirm that you are a Mira Costa student. After you enter the login, you will see the MackinVIA opening screen with images of all our new books:
Hover over a title to learn more about it, add to your favorites, read online, or checkout to read online or download. To check a book out, you will have to register your own personal account. You can select any username and password you like. And, once you establish your own account, you can use that, rather than the generic Mira Costa one, to login in the future.
To download a book for offline reading, you will need to install the free MackinVIA application. Just follow the onscreen directions. You can also then highlight, check the dictionary, and add notes as you read. Contact me at the library if you need any help.
Follett eBooks The library also has 22 ebooks from Follett, another vendor. To check out these popular title ebooks:
Visit the library catalog online through this direct line.
If you see a list of district libraries, be sure to select Mira Costa High School.
Click Login at the top right of the Mira Costa Library Catalog screen. Your username is your nine- or ten-digit Permanent ID and your password isdestiny.
To see all the ebooks, select Resource Lists from the left menu bar and then Public Lists from the tab at the top right. Then select the eBooks list. You can also identify a book as an ebook when you search the catalog if you see this icon:
To view information about an ebook in the list, click on the title or on Details.
Choose Read Online to browse a book and decide if you want it, or choose Check Out Online to check the book out.
Once your book is checked out, you will have it for two weeks, unless you choose to return it earlier. You can access it at any time by logging into your library catalog account and selecting the My Info tab.